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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Sep 21, 2004 7:01pm
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Law of averages

I'm guilty of believing in the Law of Averages. The more often you drive, the more likely you'll be in a car accident. Or the opposite: if you never drive, you'll never be in a car accident!

This whole movie was a hoot. The teacher who invited the kid to Aviation Club: I loved his upswept hairdo! And the editing of that segment made it look like the test pilot was flying in to attend the Aviation Club meeting.

The mom who got shocked flipping the switch: I thought that happened because she took her hand out of the water in the sink and used her wet hand to flip the switch. Aren't the parents kind of ASSUMING it was a faulty wiring job on the kid's part?

And I agree, the guy who cut his hand with the power saw was really angry with the kid, who was totally NOT to blame. He was a crabby guy.

Oh, and I'm also guilty of swimming right after eating. I always thought the cramps idea was an old wives' tale. Is there really some truth to that one?

Guess I'm just LUCKY!


This post was modified by AppleGirl on 2004-09-22 02:01:28

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Poster: ridetheory Date: Sep 23, 2004 6:41am
Forum: movie_of_the_week Subject: Re: Law of averages

The mom who got shocked flipping the switch: I thought that happened because she took her hand out of the water in the sink and used her wet hand to flip the switch. Aren't the parents kind of ASSUMING it was a faulty wiring job on the kid's part?


Since there wasn't even a cover plate on the switch, I'm going to say no. However, I believe everyone in that room deserved to die in a horrible electrical fire. (Now there's a murderous belief!)

If this movie is based on a true story, the mother surviving the electric shock is a clear counter-example to my belief in Darwinism, so I particularly hate her.